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Can something come from nothing?


Question asked by: knowitall

Interesting question!

Until recently it was thought to be impossible literally for something to come from nothing.

Of course the uneasy truth was that there is something out there (matter) and has been for a long time. Therefore it was either always there or at one time there was nothing and something came.

Both of these seem rather hard to swallow - how come something always be there, and also how can something come from nothing?

The answer is that we now think that something can come from nothing, and more than that, it did perhaps at the big bang at the point of singularity.

At the quantum level we now know of the quantum froth of tiny particles temporarily coming in and out of existence... this may be the clue to how something could come from nothing, somehow borrowing energy from the universe to come into existence.

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